There are few absolutes, if any, in life and chess. A resignation wears many faces. In a few cases the face is that of a sore loser. Most often it is the face of a good sport who symbolicly reaches out with a congratulatory handshake and a 'gg' attitude. I am of the latter. I'd rather get on to the next match than plod along 'pushing wood'. For those of you who delight in winning a won game by figuring out the mate.......play the computer provided by chess.com.....it won't resign and will give you the pleasure of making all the moves you want to get to mate.